Members Chosen Theme 20 songs written and performed in a foreign language - The Vote

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  1. Ome

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    As always, a new thread for the votes to take place allowing the list to be on page one. Once completed the threads will be merged together.

    Below is the full list of songs nominated written and performed in a foreign language

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    But which member suggested this theme?

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    Please vote for your favourite ten from nominations that other members have made and then name the member you believe chose this week’s word



    If you can’t find ten good songs, then less is fine.

    You can vote if you haven't nominated

    Last day for voting
    Saturday 11th August


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    @Willie Oleson
    America, Primo Amore - Mauro Lusini
    Historias De Amor - OBK
    Venus Bar - AV
    Diane Keaton - Dënver
    Je Suis Venue Te Dire Que Je M'en Vais - Jo Lemaire + Flouze
    Dag Zuster Ursula - Rob De Nijs
    Appelle-La - Art Sullivan
    Storie Di Tutti I Giorni - Riccardo Fogli
    Ohne Dich (Schlaf' Ich Heut Nacht Nicht Ein) - Münchener Freiheit
    Madan - Salif Keita
    Podría Ser Peor - La Casa Azul
    Clavado En Un Bar - Kao
    Le Temps D'y Penser - Erick Saint-Laurent
    Comme Un Loup - Luka
    Et Si Tu N'Existais Pas - Joe Dassin
    Où Sont Les Femmes? - Patrick Juvet
    Ali Mustafa - Amina
    Il Volo - Zucchero
    Taxi Fantastique - Draganá
    Questions Sans Réponses – Feufollet



    @Richard Channing
    Initials BB - Serge Gainsbourg
    Hoppipolla (Planet Earth II Mix) - Sigur Ros
    Theme From Harry's Game – Clannad
    Soledad – Jorge Drexler
    J'attendrai - Dalida
    Aguas de Marco – Elis Regina and Tom Jobim
    Red Song – Jocelyn Pook
    Voyage Voyage – Desireless
    Amar Pelos Dois - Salvador Sobral
    Santa Lucia – Connie Francis
    Malika – Miriam Makeba
    Perdoname – Pablo Alboran con Carminho
    La Vie En Rose – Grace Jones
    Granada - Baccara
    Etranger Au Paradis – Gloria Lasso
    Bonnie and Clyde – Serge Gainsbourg and Brigitte Bardot
    D'Ror Yikra – Oi Va Voi
    La Plus Belle Pour Aller Danser - Sylvie Vartan
    Chan Chan - Buena Vista Social Club
    Un Ano De Amor – Luz Casal



    @Emelee
    Hvad Gør Vi Nu, Lille Du? - Gasolin'
    Mine Øjne De Skal Se - Lis Sørensen
    Undantag - Bo Kaspers Orkester
    Om Du Lämnade Mig Nu - Lars Winnerbäck & Miss Li
    Valborg - Håkan Hellström
    Amelia - Lisa Ekdahl
    Hljóp - Chicane & Vigri
    Geile Zeit - Juli
    Bilder Von Dir - Laith Al-Deen
    Una Storia Importante - Eros Ramazzotti
    Kainouria Agapi - Antique
    Şıkıdım - Tarkan
    Inta Eyh - Nancy Ajram
    Boro Boro - Arash
    Agolo - Angelique Kidjo
    Pose - Daddy Yankee
    Je N'ai Que Mon Âme - Natasha St-Pier
    Et Maintenant - Johnny Hallyday
    La Chanson Des Vieux Amants - Jacques Brel
    Adieu - Cœur De Pirate



    @Mel O'Drama
    Oye - Beyoncé
    Je M’appelle Bagdad - Tina Arena
    Je Crois Entendre Encore - Alison Moyet
    Fernando - Anna-Frid Lyngstad
    Shanti/Ashtangi - Madonna
    Calon Lân - Cerys Matthews
    Ti Voglio Qui - Tina Arena
    Domani, Domani - Shirley Bassey
    Ave Maria - Wynonna Judd
    Oh, Segne Gott Mein' Seel - Donna Summer
    No Hay A Quien Culpar - ABBA
    Veras - Madonna
    Ta Vie - Tina Arena
    Ne Me Quitte Pas - Alison Moyet
    Sosban Fach - Cerys Matthews
    Grande, Grande, Grande - Vikki Carr
    Por Ti - Ednita Nazario
    Vivo Di Diamante - Shirley Bassey
    Con Te Partiró [Italian Uptempo Version] - Donna Summer
    Ma Crêpes Suzette - Kenneth Williams



    @Angela Channing
    Le Moribond - Jacques Brel
    Die Moritat von Mackie Messer - Slut
    Sadness Part 1 - Enigma
    Gaudete - Steeleye Span
    99 Luftballon - Nena
    Levan Polka -Hatsune Miku
    Tusen etasjer høi” - Dum Dum Boys
    L'Amour Est Blue - Vicky Leandros
    Provance - Elka
    L'Été Indien - Joe Dassin
    Les Moulins Des Mon Coeur - Michel Legrand
    Yfed Gyda'r Lleuad (Drinking with the Moon) - The Gentle Good
    Daiman - 1,2,3 Soilel
    La Differenza Tra Me E Te - Tiziano Ferro
    Mooie Dag - Jayh
    Marc Anthony - Dimelo
    Ani Ve’Ata - Arik Einstein
    Jag Kommer - Veronica Maggio
    Parijs - Kenny B
    Tera Ghata - Gajendra Verma



    @Ome
    Margherita - Massara
    Y Crois-Tu - Fishbach
    Ti Sento - Matia Bazar
    Bombas - Chimo Bayo
    La Colegiala - Gary Low
    Porque Te Vas - Jeanette
    Tuyo - Rodrigo Amarante
    Eins Zwei Polizei - Mo-Do
    Hijo De La Luna - Mecano
    Pata Pata - Miriam Makeba
    Casablanca Airport - Daago
    Ma Quale Idea - Pino D'Angio
    Codo (... Düse Im Sauseschritt) - DÖF
    Solo Se Viva Una Vez - Azucar Moreno
    Non Non Rien N'a Changé - Les Poppys
    Irgendwie, Irgendwo, Irgendwann - Nena
    Skandal Im Sperrbezirk - Spider Murphy Gang
    Die Wüste Lebt (Alarmsignal ...) - Peter Schilling
    Rosso, Oro e Nero - Immanuel Casto feat. Soviet Soviet
    Comment Te Dire Adieu - Jimmy Sommerville & June Miles-Kingston
     
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  2. Emelee

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    This has been my favorite theme so far. Perhaps a bit too Eurocentric, but almost only songs I've never heard before. It's been fun.

    1. Ohne Dich (Schlaf' Ich Heut Nacht Nicht Ein) - Münchener Freiheit --- @Willie Oleson
    I loved it!!! I think I might have heard it with English lyrics before? Rings some kind of bell. But the German version was terrific and earns my top spot.​
    2. Pata Pata - Miriam Makeba --- @Ome
    I just adore this song, it always makes me happy.​
    3. Perdoname – Pablo Alboran con Carminho --- @Richard Channing
    This song took another turn than I though it would. It appears to be a sweet mediocre duet, but it has a different sound. I have no idea what they are singing about, but it stood out.​
    4. Porque Te Vas - Jeanette --- @Ome
    I found this very charming. She reminded me of a newbie who suddenly finds herself with a hit song, and is slightly nervous but appears adorable on-screen.​
    5. Les Moulins Des Mon Coeur - Michel Legrand --- @Angela Channing
    Like silk in my ears.​
    6. Je M’appelle Bagdad - Tina Arena --- @Mel O'Drama
    Very interesting combination between european sound and middle east sound.​
    7. Je Suis Venue Te Dire Que Je M'en Vais - Jo Lemaire + Flouze --- @Willie Oleson
    Melodious and sexy.​
    8. Parijs - Kenny B --- @Angela Channing
    Something about this song and video is very serene and charming. It's memorable.​
    9. Oye - Beyoncé --- @Mel O'Drama
    I had no idea B had recorded anything in Spanish - or that she could do it well.​
    10. Theme From Harry's Game – Clannad --- @Richard Channing
    It's magical.


    Edit: forgot to add who I think it was that chose the theme. And my guess is
    @Willie Oleson
     
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  3. Mel O'Drama

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    I can highly recommend Beyoncé's EP Irreemplazable for a few more Spanish tracks.

    It also has a gorgeous cover.

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  4. Willie Oleson

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    It was written and composed by the members of Münchener Freiheit, so I'm going to assume theirs is the original version.
    If I wasn't me I might have guessed the same. But maybe there's a real clever member who anticipated this.
    We've discussed this theme in another thread, but everyone could (and probably has) read that mini-discussion.:D
     
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    1. Theme From Harry's Game – Clannad @Richard Channing
    This is a longtime favourite of mine for its beautiful, layered vocals. I don’t think of it as being in a particular language (even though it is) as the sounds are just so pretty and evocative it feels very universal.



    2. Şıkıdım - Tarkan @Emelee
    I discovered Tarkan on a holiday in Turkey many years ago. This was shortly after a re-release of þýmarýk, which seemed to be played everywhere, and some time before it became a bit of a cult in the UK (as I remember, it was featured on Graham Norton). I bought a Tarkan single (Kuzu Kuzu) and a greatest hits album in a music shop in Turkey. But as I don’t speak Turkish and the guy didn’t understand English, I had to resort to making “kiss kiss” sounds as in the song. He knew what I meant immediately (which was good as I could have ended up in a Turkish prison if he’d misunderstood). Şıkıdım was on the album and it became a frequent spin for me as I really enjoyed it.



    3. Ti Sento - Matia Bazar @Ome
    Oh my goodness. What a vocal. She has an astounding voice.



    4. Sadeness Part I - Enigma @Angela Channing
    This was familiar to me once I started listening. Like the Clannad track, I think of the languages in it as universal because of the way the vocals are used. It’s lovely.



    5. Podría Ser Peor - La Casa Azul @Willie Oleson
    I love the energy in this one. It’s a proper floor filler. This sounds very familiar but I couldn’t swear that I’ve heard it before. I’m not sure if the floating naked man and his hard hat are significant, but they didn’t hurt matters at all.



    6. Tuyo - Rodrigo Amarante @Ome
    Oh I say. Some of the lyrics are a little risqué in the translation, aren’t they? “I am the castle, the tower, the sword that guards the treasure...” “The throat that I want to get wet...”. And it all sounds so innocent.



    7. Undantag - Bo Kaspers Orkester @Emelee
    This sounds so summery, sunny and carefree. I can feel my worries slipping away as I listen.



    8. J'attendrai - Dalida @Richard Channing
    Dalida herself is magnetic, and the song captures that mid-seventies zeitgeist of being both tongue-in-cheek and seriously good.



    9. Je Suis Venue Te Dire Que Je M'en Vais - Jo Lemaire + Flouze @Willie Oleson
    Nostalgic, innovative and timeless all at the same time. It had to be here.



    10. Les Moulins Des Mon Coeur - Michel Legrand @Angela Channing
    Another old favourite. And it comes across that these are Legrands words and are very meaningful to him.





    As for who chose this round... J'accuse @Emelee
     
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  6. Angela Channing

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    Mine too!

    1. Aguas de Marco – Elis Regina and Tom Jobim @Richard Channing
    2. Et Maintenant - Johnny Hallyday @Emelee (I prefer Gilbert Becaud's version of the song but this one is good too).
    3. La Chanson Des Vieux Amants - Jacques Brel @Emelee
    4. Je Crois Entendre Encore - Alison Moyet @Mel O'Drama
    5. Pata Pata - Miriam Makeba @Ome
    6. Porque Te Vas - Jeanette @Ome
    7. Il Volo - Zucchero @Willie Oleson
    8. J'attendrai - Dalida @Richard Channing
    9. Venus Bar - AV @Willie Oleson
    10. Voyage Voyage – Desireless @Richard Channing
    Although the Giobertis are from Italian stock, I don't speak the language so I'll have to guess who chose the theme in French.

    Je pense que le thème de cette semaine a été choisi par @Richard Channing
     
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  7. Willie Oleson

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    They've recorded an English version in 1986, a year after "Ohne Dich".
    And then there was the other English-language smash hit "Play It Cool" (released as Freiheit, without the Munchener).

    (both tracks from the Romancing In The Dark album).
     
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    I wonder who's going to win:)
     
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    All right then.
    I had planned to be the last one to vote because of my excellent detective work which led to the most shocking revelation in the history of the nominations thread.
    And I didn't want anyone to jump on my bandwagon.
    After spending hours and hours studying the nominations, members profiles and various posts in other forums, I was still none the wiser.
    The only relevant evidence was that conversation between Ome, Mel and me in the suggestions thread. I suggested French songs and then Mel suggested all non-English languages.
    But like I've said in a previous post, most (if not all) of us have read that conversation so Mel wasn't necessarily my #1 culprit.
    I never suspected Ome, but then he said he was going to skip the nominations, only to come up with a fab list the day after that - and then I thought, was that an intentional misleading clue?
    Or am I overthinking this?

    What is it that I'm not seeing? And then suddenly - BAM! There was my answer. @Long Lashes' list!
    Now we all know that LL is one of our greatest music lovers, but I remember that she mentioned that she wasn't very familiar with foreign language songs (and I assume those songs never featured heavily in the UK charts, maybe that has something to do with it, but that's another discussion altogether).
    However, she must have known that we were going to do this theme at some point, and what better way to avoid it than by simply not being online for a certain period (i.e. holidays).

    And that's why I think she suggested the theme and the time when all this should take place. I'm sure Ome was happy to oblige because he can never resist a good scheme:D
     
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    I'll get mine up tomorrow, I'm struggling to try to squeeze 12 into 10 - I am close to doing a mash-up!
     
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    ^
    Oops, I forgot to post my top 10!:embarrass:

    1. Pata Pata - Miriam Makeba @Ome
    2. Adieu - Cœur De Pirate @Emelee
    3. Initials BB - Serge Gainsbourg @Richard Channing
    4. Parijs - Kenny B @Angela Channing
    5. Geile Zeit - Juli @Emelee
    6. Grande, Grande, Grande - Vikki Carr @Mel O'Drama
    7. Ani Ve’Ata - Arik Einstein @Angela Channing
    8. La Plus Belle Pour Aller Danser - Sylvie Vartan @Richard Channing
    9. Porque Te Vas - Jeanette @Ome
    10. Con Te Partiró [Italian Uptempo Version] - Donna Summer @Mel O'Drama
     
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    I wish there were more mash-ups released on albums or streaming sites. I really love a good mash-up, but it seems like you have to hit the clubs to hear them.
     
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    From a total of 120 songs nominated
    6 voted on 44 songs

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    Here’s how they look.






    1. Pata Pata - Miriam Makeba = 25
    2. Porque Te Vas – Jeanette = 21
    3. Je Crois Entendre Encore - Alison Moyet / Initials BB - Serge Gainsbourg = 16
    4. J'attendrai – Dalida / Ani Ve’Ata - Arik Einstein = 12
    5. Oye – Beyoncé / Theme From Harry's Game – Clannad = 11
    6. Ohne Dich (Schlaf' Ich Heut Nacht Nicht Ein) - Münchener Freiheit / Parijs - Kenny B / Aguas de Marco – Elis Regina and Tom Jobim / Boro Boro – Arash / Storie Di Tutti I Giorni - Riccardo Fogli = 10
    7. Şıkıdım – Tarkan / Et Maintenant - Johnny Hallyday / Adieu - Cœur De Pirate = 9
    8. Perdoname – Pablo Alboran con Carminho / Ti Sento - Matia Bazar / La Chanson Des Vieux Amants - Jacques Brel = 8
    9. Les Moulins Des Mon Coeur - Michel Legrand / Sadness Part I – Enigma / Provance – Elka = 7
    10. Je Suis Venue Te Dire Que Je M'en Vais - Jo Lemaire + Flouze / Podría Ser Peor - La Casa Azul / Il Volo – Zucchero / Geile Zeit – Juli / Valborg - Håkan Hellström = 6
    11. Je M’appelle Bagdad - Tina Arena / Tuyo - Rodrigo Amarante / Grande, Grande, Grande - Vikki Carr / America, Primo Amore - Mauro Lusini / Comme Un Loup – Luka = 5
    12. Undantag - Bo Kaspers Orkester / Etranger Au Paradis – Gloria Lasso / Y Crois-Tu – Fishbach = 4
    13. La Plus Belle Pour Aller Danser - Sylvie Vartan / Calon Lân - Cerys Matthews / Tusen etasjer høi” - Dum Dum Boys = 3
    14. Venus Bar – AV / Veras – Madonna = 2
    15. Voyage Voyage – Desireless / Con Te Partiró [Italian Uptempo Version] - Donna Summer / Bilder Von Dir - Laith Al-Deen / Diane Keaton – Dënver = 1




    Total votes chose from your nominations.
    1. @Richard Channing = 12
    2. @Willie Oleson = 11
    3. @Ome = 10
    4. @Angela Channing @Emelee @Mel O'Drama = 9


    Winning song nominated by @Ome


    One person correctly guessed who nominated this theme, but who and who was it?
     
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  16. Willie Oleson

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    Santa Maria!:eek: Ome has won with the #1 and #2!

    How did this happen...eh...I mean congratulations![​IMG]
    Also, well done Richard Channing, and AFRICA too!:clap:

    I know who was wrong, but that still leaves 3 potential winners!
     
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    But there was only one member who applied common sense....



    Congratulations, Emelee! [​IMG]
     
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    Well done Ome and Richard Channing on your victories. :clap::clap:
    I also would have guessed it was me because I often include foreign songs in my lists but no, it wasn't me.
     
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    If it wasn't me then I would have guessed it was Emelee's choice.

    But this was a no-brainer, obviously:)
     
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    Well done Ome. Two great songs at the top. Good detective work Emelee. I admit I was a little suspicious about Willie's theorizing, I should have gone with my gut but Angela seemed like the obvious choice.
     
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